Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.— Gautama Buddha
The most instructive Gautama Buddha quotes that will transform you to a better person
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry.
Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by.
Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds.
Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.
Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is only a fantasy. True love lives in the here and now.
What you think you become.
All rising to great places is by a winding stair.
Pain in life is inevitable but suffering is not.
Pain is what the world does to you, suffering is what you do to yourself [by the way you think about the 'pain' you receive]. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. [You can always be grateful that the pain is not worse in quality, quantity, frequency, duration, etc]
By whomsoever no evil is done in deed, or word, or thought, him I call a Brahmin (holy man) who is guarded in these three.
Those who are truly wise will remain unmoved by feelings of happiness and suffering, fame and disgrace, praise and blame, gain and loss.They will remain calm like the eye of a hurricane.
One moment can change a day, One day can change a life and One life can change the world
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create disticntions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
The only way to bring peace to the earth is to learn to make our own life peaceful.
Be a light unto yourself.
If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear.
If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
When an evil-doer, seeing you practise goodness, comes and maliciously insults you, you should patiently endure it and not feel angry with him, for the evil-doer is insulting himself by trying to insult you.
You can search the world over and you will find no one who is more deserving of your kindness and well wishing than you yourself.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?
All life is temporary Why worry about anything that's only temporary
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Good men and bad men differ radically.
Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
When a wise man is advised of his errors, he will reflect on and improve his conduct. When his misconduct is pointed out, a foolish man will not only disregard the advice but rather repeat the same error.
The less you have, the less you have to worry about.
Fools wait for a lucky day, but everyday is a lucky day for an industrious man.
In compassion lies the world's true strength.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.
As from a large heap of flowers many garlands and wreaths are made, so by a mortal in this life there is much good work to be done.
When wishes are few, the heart is happy. When craving ends, there is peace.
True and lasting inner peace can never be found in external things.
It can only be found within in. And then, once we find and nurture it with ourselves, it radiates outward.
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.
There is no companionship with the immature.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed. - Buddha No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.
The fool says, "These are my sons, this is my land, this is my money.
" In reality, the fool does not own himself, much less sons, land, or money.
Develop a mind that is vast like space, where experiences both pleasant and unpleasant can appear and disappear without conflict, struggle or harm. Rest in a mind like vast sky.
Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings.
This is how to contemplate our conditioned existence in this fleeting world: Like a tiny drop of dew, or a bubble floating in a stream; Like a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, Or a flickering lamp, an illusion, a phantom, or a dream. So is all conditioned existence to be seen.
The fragrance of sandalwood and rosebay does not travel far.
But the fragrance of virtue rises to the heavens.
The good shine from afar Like the snowy Himalayas.
The bad don't appear Even when near, Like arrows shot into the night.